Contact information


After arriving in Crete by boat or plane, you can reach Paleochora and Aris Hotel by publicbuses , hired cars, taxi and – of course – by boat. The drive from Chania (70km) takes between 1 and 1 ½ hours which depends of the stops you might make along the road and of how often you drive in Greece (a unique and many times challenging experience).

A taxi will cost between 80€ and 90€ and the prices for rental cars vary widely. Check the localtaxi agency of Paleohora and a local car rental for prices.

Public buses run several times a day and you can find the time tables here . It takes about two hours to go from Chania to Paleochora by bus.For detailed timetables ,visit the official site of the Public Bus Company

You can also reach Paleochora by boat, coming from the east coast villages like Sougia and Sfakia. The local boat company will give you info about timetables and prices or/and you can always visit the official site of the boat company

Click here for a Google map of Paleochora and the extended area.

If you drive from the airport you might find the following instructions helpful:

Shortly after leaving the airport you should follow the main road to the left and make a right towards Chania after 2 km. (keep a look out for the priority signs!). Before reaching the village of Pithari, 3,5 km further along, turn left towards Souda and follow the road (wich has a fantastic view of the harbor) until after 5,5 km you reach the Souda-Chania main road (traffic-light, INKAsuper-market). Turn right, direction towards Chania, and go another 100 m. When you arrive at a large intersection turn left. One km further along you will find the junction that joins the motorway – turn right with direction towards Kissamos-Kastelli. After 25 km you will find the exit to Paleohora/Tavronitis where you turn right for Paleohora. You will now be traveling on the main road via Voukolies, Dromonero, Kakopetros, Floria, Kandanos, Plemeniana, Vlithia and Kalamos, reaching Paleohora after 62 km.

If you wish to visit Chania, continue straight ahead – after 2,5 km you will reach a T-junction with traffic lights. Turn left and follow the road approximately 3,5 km into the city centre with its indoor market. If you want to continue driving to Paleohora from Chania city centre, carry on towards Kastelli (Kissamos). After approximately 2 km, turn left at the main intersection with traffic lights towards Omalos. After 1 km, turn right onto the highway towards Kastelli (Kissamos) and follow the directions given previously.